s it time to get out our locust traps? What the hell… the sky today was so dark and yellow and spooky. Really really unnerving and disorienting. Woke stupid early and went downstairs around 4am… laid down on the couch to see if I could settle my worried brain and fell back asleep for a bit. Woke to the weird dark skies which didn’t change all day. Got some order baking done in the early morning and then had to go out to the doctors (get your yearly mammogram!) and had to use headlights to get across town at 10am. So strange. Big shopping day and Willi came with me for part of the day so we could be quicker. And to try to be kind. Yesterday was a hard day so we are being extra careful and kind. Trying to be extra intentional with our words and making sure we slow down.
Didn’t get out of the city for my deliveries until around 3:30 which meant too much traffic. Makes me a little nostalgic for the early days of the pandemic shut down, when the streets were empty and I could zip over the east bay no problem. Odd to be missing that.
Got to see Meryl and have a moment to catch up in the parking lot of her place in Richmond, deliver a birthday Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to Ramona for her son Tulio’s birthday, and then head out to the ‘creek to see Becky and Eleanor and Marian. Eleanor approved of my sneakers (Topos in purple) and Marian gave me the hugest smile when I arrived. Made it all worth it. Getting to see those three every week is a great touchstone.
Came home in the weird-daylight-that-never-changed-and-looked-the-same-at-noon-as-it-did-at-7pm and passed out on the couch. Long day. Weird day. Tiring day.
BUT! There was also this… Meals on Heels (and MARTHA AVENUE) were featured in an article in the NEW YORK TIMES. Gorgeous pictures of D’Arcy and some of the other queens who deliver, photos of the box dinners from us, and a nice write-up. The freakin’ NY Times. BUT! There was also this… Meals on Heels (and MARTHA AVENUE) were featured in an article in the NEW YORK TIMES. Gorgeous pictures of D’Arcy and some of the other queens who deliver, photos of the box dinners from us, and a nice write-up. The freakin’ NY Times.
So, tonight, I am headed to bed. I imagine that tomorrow will be a really busy day as we have added Thursdays to the Meals on Heels program. My hope is that I get some good solid sleep and can face the messy kitchen early, get it cleaned up and start on the Pavlovas and Chocolate Torte. I hope that the fires abate, that folks are able to find safety and peace. I was thinking today while I drove how sad I would be if the sky stayed like that. How much I would miss blue skies and puffy white clouds. I think I will post a photo of the way I like it best. Just as a talisman. Sleep well. Take care. Hug yourself for me. Xoxo